(Photo: Inga Hendrickson)
2019 Holiday Gift Guide

The Best Foodie Gifts This Year

From stocking stuffers to splurges

Inga Hendrickson(Photo)

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Gozney Rocc­box Pizza Oven ($699)

(Courtesy Gozney)

Gozney’s Rocc­box pizza oven uses a dense stone base with an insulated hood—and a wood or gas fire source—to reach the temperatures of a full pizza oven but in a smaller, portable package.

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Hedley and Bennett Smock Apron ($89)

(Courtesy Hedley and Bennett)

The Hedley and Bennett Smock apron has minimalist styling, a French linen build, and extra-deep pockets that swallow tools for jobs in the kitchen or yard.

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Kit Santa Fe Wild Rag ($78)

(Courtesy Kit Santa Fe)

The Kit Santa Fe Wild Rag is an American-made, 100 percent silk bandana that adds a dose of flair to your old grilling apron.

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Sierra Nevada Celebration IPA ($10 for six)

(Courtesy Sierra Nevada)

Rejoice! The holidays are Sierra Nevada Celebration IPA season. The balance of pine and citrus, along with a cheerily high-octane 6.8 percent ABV, make it equally suited for your family dinner table or a ski-area parking lot.

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Victorinox Swiss Army Wine Master Corkscrew ($150)

(Courtesy Victorinox)

The Victorinox Swiss Army Wine Master corkscrew marries the traditional tools of a classic wine opener—two-step lever and foil cutter—with a warm wood handle and capable six-inch blade, so you can elegantly cut charcuterie.

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Journeyman Meat Company Meat Guild Salumi Club ($140 for an annual subscription)

(Inga Hendrickson)

We took some of Journeyman Meat Company’s Vintners truffle salumi from its Meat Guild Salumi Club on a Northern California river float. The slow-cured heritage pork’s subtle truffle flavor made it the trip’s most popular snack.

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Casamigos Reposado Tequila ($50) 

(Courtesy Casamigos)

Casamigos roasts blue agave in a traditional oven before aging its Reposado tequila for seven months. The process imparts a smooth taste that’s heretical to mix with anything beyond a squeeze of lime. 

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Zippo Armor Antique Silver Mountain Design ($62)

(Courtesy Zippo)

If you’re going to take the time to set a table with candles, have some class while lighting them. Zippo’s Armor Antique Silver Mountain Design has an aged, woodsy look that will match your rustic spread. 

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Patagonia Provisions Mussels ($20 for three cans)

(Courtesy Patagonia Provisions)

Patagonia Provisions Mussels are iron-, protein-, and calorie-rich as well as shelf-stable, which makes them an excellent upgrade to your wilderness menu. The smoked, lemon herb, and sofrito flavorings, paired with a simple butter cracker, feel like fine dining, whether you’re in the backcountry or the backyard.

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Yeti Hopper M30 ($300)

(Courtesy Yeti)

Yeti did away with the narrow zipper closure and replaced it with two magnetic strips on the soft-sided Hopper M30, making it even easier to access your cold ones.

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LifeStraw Home Carafe ($55)

(Courtesy LifeStraw)

Tap water is usually safe to drink, but that doesn’t mean it’s palatable. The sleek LifeStraw Home carafe will safeguard you against microplastics and heavy metals while delivering a cleaner taste.

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Snow Peak Field Barista Set ($260)

(Courtesy Snow Peak)

From Japanese brand Snow Peak, the Field Barista Set has a stainless-steel hand grinder, pour-over, and kettle that are built to be used outdoors, but look good enough for a high-end kitchen.

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Shed Pantry Box ($375)

(Courtesy Shed)

We’ve tested dozens of spice, salt, and shrub offerings over the years. The items in Shed’s Pantry Box, including its umami-rich seaweed blend, seasonal jams, and deeply flavorful smoked onion powder, earned permanent spots in our larder. 

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Dewar's 15 Year Old ($40)


An award-winning scotch blend aged in both bourbon and sherry casks, Dewar’s 15 Year Old is a choice sipping whisky that begs to be served neat.

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Dandelion Chocolate Hot Chocolate Mix ($18)

(Courtesy Dandelion Chocolate)

Dandelion Chocolate is devoted to using the best possible cacao, and it shows in its rich and thick, sustainably sourced Hot Chocolate mix.

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Bulleit Rye ($26)

(Courtesy Bulleit)

Bulleit Rye is complex enough to meld heirloom shrubs and imported vermouth in cocktails, yet effortless enough to pull right out of a flask by the fireside. Our favorite camping whiskey. 

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Anchal Diamond Tea Towel ($18)

(Courtesy Anchal)

The hand-stitched cotton Anchal Diamond tea towel adds subtle styling to the kitchen. Even better, Anchal is a nonprofit that creates careers for previously exploited and marginalized women.

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Smithey Carbon Steel Farmhouse Skillet ($275)

(Courtesy Smithey)

You could hang the Smithey Carbon Steel Farmhouse skillet on the wall and never cook a thing with it if the hand-forged, 12-inch-diameter cookware weren’t so capable of delivering a perfect sear.

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Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson

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